I Have Lost a Beloved Pet

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    Sam is giving up. Doesn't drink from his bowl

    anymore. We had to use spoon or a baby bottle just for him to drink. He didn't chew his food tonight. Just keeps on pushing his food out of his mouth. Even when we use baby bottles to make him drink he pulls away from it. I don't ******* know what to do anymore. Its still...
    areYoureallyhere areYoureallyhere
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Sep 24, 2015

    Not literally lost her.

    She passed away. She was the apple in my eye. I love her like God loves us all. She was a very sweet little pup. Always sleeping my belly. In my warmth. For her I used to sleep on the floor as she'd always come and sleep curling near me. She was a sweet baby. Once she grew up...
    Abi936 Abi936
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015

    We sent our 15 yo yellow lab Cleo off to the

    rainbow bridge yesterday afternoon I hope she finds her sister sassy waiting on the other side!
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire
    61-65, T
    6 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    I lost my kitty cat. Anyone out there seen her?

    She's about 5ft 6in. Has blonde hair, blue eyes. she has a tattoo of a rose on her left buttock. OOPS , sorry, that's my girlfriend.
    36-40, M
    Sep 17, 2015

    My favorite pet that I've ever had was a

    bullmastiff named king, I had him for 7 years and we rescued him.5 years ago my little brother was born and my mom thought that king would attack him, since he was a very protective dog. She ended up putting him Down and I cried. But he was probably better off dead since his...
    maybemeansno maybemeansno
    18-21, F
    Sep 12, 2015

    My Great Pyrenees, named Cucciolo,

    was the first pet I ever owned. When he died, I felt like a part of me died with him. He wasn't put down, he didn't seem to be in any sort of pain as he got older, so what we decided was to let him go naturally, and the things I took comfort in was that he lived a good life, and...
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 12, 2015

    Have lost a few of my children,

    miss them everyday of my life. But have to believe their spirits are still with me.
    1niceguy4u 1niceguy4u
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    I was going over the final moments of Jesse's

    passing. I was lying lifeless and this thought of his passing wouldn't stop with the reruns. All of a sudden.... out of the blue, out of my own mouth.... Honey...Jess's departure only lasted a fraction of a second compared to the amazing 16 years the two of you had. I sat up...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Sep 6, 2015

    This morning I discovered my beloved pet snake

    Moriarty unmoving in his feeding tank. I touched him thinking he was just laying there but there was no response. I'm heartbroken and I can't help but think it's all my fault.
    Catherdra Catherdra
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2015

    It doesn't matter if they have fur,

    feathers or scales. These creatures with their o so short lifespans find their way into our hearts and we cherish them as we cherish our children. Don't listen to the ignorant people who say "it's only a dog/a cat/a bird/a fish" and "you can always get another one". Our pets...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 1, 2015

    I am so devastated. My husband

    and I were just talking about how we love our birdies so much. We have owned two previous birds, Ringo (Quaker), Maya (African Ringneck) which passed away. We now have Rocky (Quaker), Bam-Bam (Quaker), Pawley (Jenday Conure), Georgie (Green Cheeked Conure). I just mentioned a...
    ConureLove1 ConureLove1
    56-60, F
    Aug 30, 2015

    My rabbit was 11,5 years old

    when he died last year. A lot of people find it ok to be upset about a rabbit's death when you are still a child, but they couldn't understand why I, 18 years old, felt so terrible. If it's a cat or a dog, fine, but a rabbit...? No, they don't get it. He was my medicine. I love...
    Annelina Annelina
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    In the last story I wrote you heard about my 16

    year old Min Pin named Minnie. On July 13th. she passed away after 8hours of cesure/tremors. I was away at my grandparents at the time. She waited for me to leave. I miss her so much. My parents have talked to me about it, and now we will be getting a new puppy. Her name is...
    ZoeVoci ZoeVoci
    16-17, F
    Aug 13, 2015

    I've lost a few of them.

    Boots, the first cat I ever knew, died of feline Leukemia when I was 3. Then there was Pat Cat. She got hit by a car when I was 7. Then the first dog I ever had, the first pet that was officially mine, died of a heart attack in 2010. I don't have good luck with pets :(
    pag089 pag089
    26-30, M
    Aug 10, 2015

    Maybe some things just aren't meant to be.

    My friend found a 7-9 week old abandoned kitten that was going to be put to sleep at the army reserves she was at. The poor little thing was completely malnourished. She went on vacation, so we were taking care of him. We noticed that his stomach was potbellied and thought it...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2015

    I lost him this summer.

    I doubt I will get a new pet. I need to just mourn him for now.
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 4, 2015

    My long haired tortoiseshell cat 🐱 hadn't

    been very well over the last few weeks... It started about 4 weeks ago...she seemed unable to jump up onto the sofa, something she always did... Then one morning...she always come upstairs when I had my morning wash...she struggled to get up the stairs...she actually got stuck...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    Once when I was really young,

    probably first grade, my cat Tiger had kittens. They were so adorable and I loved them all. But immediately I took a liking to this one that I named Curly. We were going to give all the other kittens away but curly was the one I wanted to keep. Curly could fit in the palm of...
    L928 L928
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2015
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    She wasnt on a leash

    and no name tag. I lost one of my most beloved pet. She was such an obedient and desired thing for me
    SunshineDom SunshineDom
    41-45, M
    Jul 26, 2015

    Three summers ago I lost my family dog.

    She was the sweetest and funniest yellow lab in the world. She loved everybody and was such a gentle creature. She also loved food and exploring which was the only time she got in trouble. She could be scary when it came to her favorite food. She could also be hilariously...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus
    26-30, M
    Jul 17, 2015

    His Last Gift My orange kitty,

    whom I will call K here, died after having had him for 11 years last year on June 9th. It's only now that I hope to be able to write about him without breaking down, although I still miss him very much. His troubles had begun many months earlier. I knew that something was very...
    bitabyss bitabyss
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    RIP Nip you are gone from this world

    and even though i have a new puppy Poppy you are still my first and you will never be forgotten especially buy that vet who still has a mark on his hand where you bite him lol
    CandiceMarieAllcoxx CandiceMarieAllcoxx
    22-25, T
    4 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    I am so hurt and feel

    so alone. my kitty became very I'll this past few days and I couldn't get her to eat and only would drink a little bit. I was very worried because she lost weight so quickly and was not wanting to be on me like she always did. people told me it was probably the heat and she...
    gawgaw4boo gawgaw4boo
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    So, my turtle Soup died tonight.

    He was pretty ******* amazing. The very first week of having him, I had him trained. You could cuddle him like you would any other pet. He would eat from your hand, he loved to be petted. He's pretty great. I'll miss him so much. I feel like there's something I should've done...
    Apostasies Apostasies
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    I have just lost my pet rabbit yesterday

    evening, and the grief is unbearable. I've had her for 3 years, she was adopted from the local humane society. I loved Bella so very much. I can't seem to find anybody who understands how horrendous I truly feel. Bella died in my arms on the way to the vet. I cried and cried and...
    Mon35 Mon35
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 23, 2015

    I lost my kitten Jelly.

    She was so cute :(
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 22, 2015

    I lost a very dear cat 4 years ago in a house

    fire. I was so upset and that sent me into deppretion for a long time. I always think I could have saved her but...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 17, 2015

    BUCK my friend and CONSTANT companion

    for over12 years.... has moved on. I am wounded. *TEARS*
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    Dear Barkley, First off,

    I want to apologize for all of the times I've gotten upset with you for your gas or something stupid. I know you couldn't help it honey. If only we would have known sooner, if only we were there with you last night. I know things may seem confusing right now but trust me, things...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    I had my dog she was a lot of fun

    and very much my baby girl she sleep with me on Sunday u went out for a bit and then I got home I found her dead I miss her
    fordguy98 fordguy98
    56-60, M
    2 Responses May 28, 2015

    when i was growing up i had a best friend.

    my black Labrador her name was penny. she passed away over a decade ago. she was such a loving dog.
    Ang012685 Ang012685
    31-35, F
    May 23, 2015

    they took my cat away from me.

    ........ he was my life basically .......... so they took my life from me..
    kazzicat kazzicat
    16-17, F
    2 Responses May 23, 2015

    My dear sweet loving cat died.

    I took him to get shaved and they sedated him. Took him home while he was still sedated and he was non-responsive this morning but still breathing. My husband said he was fine. He wasn't. Came home from work to discover he had expired. I feel so much guilt. I had him for...
    surroundedbyblue surroundedbyblue
    41-45, F
    8 Responses May 23, 2015

    Yesterday I lost my cat.

    I... I loved him so much. I can't believe it. He died of heart disease no one knew about. Such a sudden and unexpected death. Just why??? WHY??? I feel so devastated, empty, broken... It hurts so badly. I can't stop crying. My loved ones support me, but still... Everything...
    demoisellecapulet demoisellecapulet
    22-25, F
    6 Responses May 22, 2015

    My beloved Buster. aka Bussey,

    Mr. B, Bus We adopted him in 2001 from our local humane society. He was a black lab/pit bull mix. He was the most loving, gentle, sweet natured dog. He and my son sort of grew up together, and honestly, if Bus could've done even a fraction of what my son tried to blame on him...
    CurvesandClass CurvesandClass
    46-50, F
    8 Responses May 8, 2015

    "He was your friend, your partner,

    your defender. You were his life, his love, his leader. He was yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart." My dog Kovu was my best friend. He was the only one I had through all of the years that I was bullied so bad. He was always there to cuddle when I was upset...
    EskimoRae EskimoRae
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 4, 2015

    Lightning and I lost Thunder on 3/10.

    Not even 2 minutes in the vet office, and he died. Still don't know what he had that had him lose a lot of weight since sept. I didn't even get to sit down in the waiting room when the doc came and told me he was gone. RIP Thunder We love you forever.
    skcamper skcamper
    56-60, F
    1 Response Apr 29, 2015
    hashbrown20 hashbrown20
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    On April 21 2015 we lost our pit bull Atti,

    she fell into our pool, we think that she killed herself because she had a mini stroke a month ago and it messed up the right side of her body. But she's in a better place now :-(. She was eight and a half years old.
    traebramlett traebramlett
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    I accidentally killed my Sweet Macaw .

    His name was Cuckoo and I raised him from a baby he was just about 20 years old. I loved him dearly my heart is broken and I don't know if I will ever be able to forgive myself for this carelessness. I used the broiler in my new apartment unaware it could create toxic fumes to...
    mcm2015 mcm2015
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Apr 22, 2015

    I've been up all night crying,

    I can't stop. Earlier this evening my kitten Nico was run over by a car. He was such a sweet baby. I only had him for a few months. He was a stray that I had found in a parking lot. He was injured and so tiny. I nursed him back to health and I became so attached,now I'll never...
    howsab howsab
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    I lost my cat a few months ago.

    His name was Monty, but we called him by his nickname peaps. He had the best personality a cat could have...gentle, affectionate, funny, and caring. Whenever I was sad or hurt he would always come over and purr. It probably was one of the most comforting things ever. Monty...
    brookemay brookemay
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2015

    Well I just got out of bed to finding my baby

    Hughey dead. He was ate up by the coyotes. He was the sweetest friendliest dog. We had, had him for 12yrs. Hughey we love u and you'll always be apart of our hearts! RIP my baby!
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel
    31-35, F
    15 Responses Apr 11, 2015

    a couple of weeks ago.

    . I lost my Mimi. I noticed she was getting weak and acting weird but I thought it's not a big deal.She was old but I didn't want to admit that to myself. on that day I was very busy and I was gone all day... she waited just for me to come home. I took her in my hand I felt her...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Apr 10, 2015

    Just a year ago, on March 10th,

    my dog passed away from acute kidney failure. She was 15 years old. She took her last breath when I was dosing off after 72 hours of no sleep watching over her. Guess she didn't want me to see her go. When I lost her, I felt as if I had lost half of my soul, and thought I'd...
    Letmebee Letmebee
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2015

    Today I lost my dog (Thor).

    Due to some unnecessary circumstances, he was put down and it broke my heart. I have fought for him every step of the way, he truly was a loyal companion and a family member and I can only hope and pray that he did not suffer. He was there through so many things and he always...
    Michtq Michtq
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Apr 1, 2015

    my hamster died about 4 years ago

    when I was 13, and as ridiculous as it may sound, I miss him so much. most people dismiss animals like hamsters as they're not that interactive but I loved that hamster so much, it was my little baby. my cat died about a year ago after having him for 13 years, and when he first...
    minmins07 minmins07
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    Three hours of chiseling through the frozen

    earth and it is finished. Henry will rest for eternity at the old farm alongside others who carry the title of Man's Best Friend. Always a sad affair and as I pack the loose dirt and place a wooden cross of sticks at the head of his grave. Pausing I whisper ....... "Rest In...
    whitepine1 whitepine1
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Mar 28, 2015

    I miss my Spicey. I got him

    when I was 3 years old from the mom of a girl I took dance with. He was an amazing cat. He'd cuddle with you like a dog, he was trained to go outside when he needed to go potty and come home when he was done. And he was just overall literally the best cat that ever lived. Some...
    Sariliz Sariliz
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2015

    Shadow. I miss my cat.

    she hit the ripe old age of 25 and was spry up until near the end. I'm sure she used to run a protection racket down the street. Getting paid in food for protection from her lol.
    Lupercvs Lupercvs
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2015

    Cat died 2000-2015 Pretty good

    for an outside cat
    userabc123 userabc123
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 24, 2015

    We went though a tornado

    and one dog was hurt very badly and the other died the next day from injuries. That was one of the hardest things I've ever gone through. It was like a slap in the face on top of everything else. I felt and feel like I let her down by not being there to protect her and it...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 21, 2015

    Yesterday my fat black fish Ace died :( I had

    him for four years. He was a tiny baby fishy when I brought him home from the pet store and he was huge when he died, at least 10 times the size. R.I.P Ace my one eyed fishy. :,(
    NoRegretsAndNoRemorse NoRegretsAndNoRemorse
    22-25, F
    Mar 15, 2015

    Actually a few but I rescue 20 - 25 a year

    most people don't consider them mine. They are I love them care for them and nurse most back to being healthly pets or as I say family members
    marinerob marinerob
    51-55, M
    Mar 15, 2015

    My best friend, Joey.

    He was the best dog ever. He was super smart; I could teach him any trick in the book in half an hour. I put him down 2 years ago, but I still think about him everyday. I know he's got all the squirrels in doggy heaven scared shitless right now.
    TimboSlice01 TimboSlice01
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 9, 2015

    I had a dog 2 years ago named mysti

    that ran away . I dont know how she got out of the house but i guess she ran out and I never saw her again. she was 6 years old and she had doggie arthritis. I dont know how she made it out of the house but when I woke up the next morning I discovered she was gone. I searched...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 1, 2015

    Lost our dog yesterday.

    Hardest part was not being there for him for years since I left.
    MissSagittarius MissSagittarius
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2015

    She was like family she listened to me she

    would sleep with me she was the only one who understood me.. She died today She was my cat I loved her when she died I thought my mom was joking when I accepted she was not joking I broke down in tears I went to my room and didn't want anyone to bother me my mom came in and sat...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Feb 25, 2015

    Midnight my buddy she was a stray

    that just showed up one day and wonted leave told she was very talkive and vey quick with those claws she was laying under atree when a PIT BULL broke loose from its owner the ***** and killed midnight before she could run NOTE :If you own A PITT BULL DO NOT FRIEND ME OR TRY...
    anyourviking anyourviking
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2015
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